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    Pork for Peasants

    Pork for Peasants. Photo by Divaconviva

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    7 hrs 35 mins

    35 mins

    7 hrs

    Divaconviva's Note:

    This dish is reminiscent of my Grandma's awesome Austrian cooking. I got the idea for this dish from a Mr. Food pressure-cooker recipe. I changed some ingredients and adapted it for crockpot. I prefer a slightly fattier cut of pork because it comes out so tender and flavorful. I've served this for dinner parties, and people always ask for a second helping. I serve this with egg noodles and applesauce. True comfort food!

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    1. 1
      Heat bacon fat in large saute pan over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Season the pork with salt and pepper, and brown for 2 to 3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Place sliced yams in bottom of crockpot.
    4. 4
      Set crockpot on low.
    5. 5
      Layer the pork, including any pan drippings, and apples on top of the yams.
    6. 6
      In a small bowl, combine cider or apple juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice and caraway seeds; mix well and pour over the pork and apples evenly.
    7. 7
      Top with the sauerkraut. It's a tight fit, but my 5-quart crockpot lid does close.
    8. 8
      Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.
    9. 9
      Remove the lid and serve the pork with the sweet potatoes, apples and sauerkraut, spooning sauce over everything.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 01, 2007


      This was exactly the recipe I've been searching for. My mother use to make it with pork spare-ribs and called it Luau Spareribs. I just doubled the amount of spareribs since they have the bone in, doubled the apple cider (because I baked it in the oven for 5 hours at 325F), and omited the bacon fat. Very tasty! Thanks Divaconviva

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    • on September 23, 2007


      Wow! This was really good, though I had my skeptical moments. I didn't read thru the recipe properly before I started, so I prepped everything, THEN noticed that I only have a 3qt. crockpot, unlike the 5qt. one used with this recipe. No biggie -- I just cut back on the sweet potato, only used two apples, and half the sauerkraut called for, but the same amount of liquid and spices. At first I was really skeptical that it was cooking properly, but I gave it a chance, and when I finally stirred it around I saw that it was fine. The second stage was where I thought the whole thing was going to be overpowered by the sauerkraut, but when it had all cooked properly everything was in balance and VERY tasty. Perfect for a chilly fall or winter day! Very cozy...

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    • on September 22, 2007


      This dish was easy to put together and was delicious! I followed the directions, except cooked it on the stove (medium-low heat) for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, I will definitely be making it again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pork for Peasants

    Serving Size: 1 (626 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 778.7
    Calories from Fat 203
    Total Fat 22.6 g
    Saturated Fat 7.8 g
    Cholesterol 194.9 mg
    Sodium 1347.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 72.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.7 g
    Sugars 28.2 g
    Protein 70.2 g

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    bacon fat


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